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Michael Bublé honoured

By Jayne Rooney The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) are Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the performing arts. Created in 1992 by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934–2002), then Governor General of Canada, and his wife Gerda, these awards are the ultimate recognition of Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched...
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Transform your dark attic into usable bright space

(NC) An attic or loft conversion is a terrific way to maximize the unused square footage and increase the value of your home. Depending on your family’s needs, you can renovate the space to turn it into a bedroom, studio, office/study, or playroom. Here are some ideas to help you turn this design challenge into
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Friends of caregivers can help – 10 ideas for providing support

By Lisa M. Petsche In approximately one-quarter of households, care is provided to someone age 50-plus. In most cases, family members and friends provide all assistance. These unpaid helpers enhance the quality of life for ill or frail older people who might otherwise require placement in a long-term care facility. Typically, they are spouses or
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Exploring Gatineau’s MosaïCanada 150 – and more

By Katharine Fletcher Imagine a serene sculpture of Mother Earth, complete with outstretched hands, where a deer grazes, a waterfall pours into a pond, and a bald eagle perches. With downcast, perhaps reverential eyes, the horticultural statue, where flowers and plants describe her hair, skin and features, emanates grace and peace. Mother Earth is possibly
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Temple Israel congregation celebrating 50th anniversary year

By Louise Rachlis Temple Israel is Ottawa’s only Reform Jewish congregation. Reform Judaism, also known as Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism, is a major Jewish denomination which emphasizes the evolving nature of the religion. It started in the 1800s in Germany, and experienced significant growth and evolution here in North America. Reform Judaism encourages the
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Arts & Entertainment

O is for Ottawa and O-Train! A is for Author and Artist

By Barbara Clubb Miriam Bloom is a model for active retirement.  Last year at 70, this longtime Ottawa resident, graphic artist, book designer and artist had her first painting exhibition. Now, after a career designing other people’s books and reports, she can add author to the list. She has produced her own book in collaboration
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

The gramophone contest

By Mary Cook Imagine, a gramophone!   After being told many times that the cost of such luxury was simply out of the question, there it sat in all its glory.   It was on the top of a cabinet that could hold a large collection of records.  Well, we had the gramophone but, unless
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Finance

Retirement planning quick start guide

By Investors Group Financial Services Inc Your retirement will be as unique as you are. Travel, sports, hobbies, family and friends… no one will combine their activities the exact same way. Here are six steps to help you achieve your unique retirement vision: 1. Conduct a retirement/income analysis:  Estimate your monthly retirement living expenses like
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Healthy Living

Bone health: be aware of osteoporosis risk factors

By Women’s Health Matters Osteoporosis is a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile. This decrease in bone strength increases the risk of bone fractures. It is a very common condition in older adults, especially women. Osteoporosis Canada’s statistics show that one
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Food and Nutrition

Non-traditional grilling ideas

Grill up a decadent dessert for breakfast When cooking up a storm on the grill this summer, don’t limit yourself to traditional burgers and sausages. Think outside the box with the endless possibilities for family barbecues (you can even barbecue in the morning), like this mouth-watering grilled peach, apricot and sweet ricotta layered “bread pudding.”
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